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The Kraus Project

(2013)
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Strikingly original in form, The Kraus Project is a feast of thought, passion and literature. A hundred years ago, the writings of Viennese satirist Karl Kraus were among the most penetrating and prophetic in Europe-a relentless criticism of the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumerism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire. But even though Kraus's followers included Franz Kafka and Walter Benjamin, he remained something of a lonely prophet, and few people today are familiar with his work. Thankfully, Jonathan Franzen is.

In The Kraus Project, Franzen not only presents his definitive new translations of Kraus but annotates them spectacularly, with supplementary notes from the Kraus scholar Paul Reitter and the Austrian/German writer Daniel Kehlmann. Kraus was a notoriously cantankerous and difficult author, and in Franzen he has found his match: a novelist unafraid to strongly voice unpopular opinions, and a critic capable of untangling Kraus's often dense arguments to reveal their relevance to contemporary America.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Kraus Project
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-751743-2 / 978-0-00-751743-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2013 : Canada Hardback
Title: The Kraus Project
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4434-2362-9 / 978-1-4434-2362-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen, Karl Kraus
ISBN: 0-374-18221-3 / 978-0-374-18221-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Kraus Project
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4434-2363-7 / 978-1-4434-2363-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Kraus Project
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-751744-0 / 978-0-00-751744-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Kraus Project
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-751824-2 / 978-0-00-751824-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Kraus Project
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Kraus Project
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen, Karl Kraus
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   



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